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Via Marc Berman of the New York Post, it sounds like Tyson Chandler is uncertain of his future with the Knicks: "That’s something I have to visit during the offseason. We’re all going to have a lot of decisions to make."
Despite the losses that continue to pile up, he has done his part to rebound and try to keep the Knicks together defensively: "For me, it’s important regardless [to finish out strong]. I got a lot more pride than this, coming in night in, night out losing, and not putting forth the type of effort it takes to win. At this stage of my career and what I’ve established, I refuse to let it put a blemish on it."
Over his last 10 games, Chandler has grabbed at least 11 boards per outing and has racked up at least 14 rebounds five times over that span.
He is human, however, and it is human nature to begin tuning out and losing focus as the season winds down and the losses continue to mount. Like Carmelo Anthony, Chandler's effort on the court and his body language can tell Knicks fans how likely it is that he will demand a trade in the offseason.
If he begins playing lackadaisical defense and loses the energy on the glass that he has become known for, it may signal the end of his run in NY—especially if Melo signs elsewhere.
Chandler is one of the few valuable assets on the roster, and it makes sense to part ways with him for a younger athlete in the offseason. How hard he plays to close out the year will determine his future and the caliber of player that the Knicks can net in a trade.
Stats are accurate as of Saturday, March 8, 2014.